Museum of Flight to host Scale Model Exhibition

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SEATTLE — On Nov. 10, the NorthWest Scale Modelers will display a variety of scale models at the Museum of Flight.  The exhibit will feature hundreds of model aircraft, cars, tanks, ships, spacecraft and more from NWSM collections. Expert modelers will be on hand to answer all questions about the hobby of scale modeling. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free with admission to the museum.

 

See history take flight

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When’s the last time you saw three beautifully restored warbirds flying in formation outside of a major airshow?

If you’re lucky enough to be around Everett, Wash., it could be a frequent occurrence. The Flying Heritage Collection located at Snohomish County Airport/Paine Field (PAE) regularly puts its planes in the sky on Fly Free Days.

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Celebrating the B-52

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SEATTLE — On Sept. 29 from 4:30 to 10 p.m., the Museum of Flight offers a lecture, cocktail reception and dinner party with speakers in the museum’s B-52 60th Anniversary Symposium. Special guest of the dinner, which is sponsored by Honeywell, is former B-52 test pilot Brien Wygle.

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Cleveland museum to host pre-airshow party

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) is hosting its seventh annual Corks in the Concourse pre-airshow party on Friday, Aug. 31, the day before the Cleveland National Air Show kicks off.

This wine-tasting event is held among the museum’s exhibits honoring women in aviation and space history. All proceeds from Corks in the Concourse will go directly to support the museum, officials noted.

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A handful of Aces at Oakland museum

“A Handful of Aces,” a symposium discussion with four surviving World War II combat fighter pilots, will be held Saturday, July 7, at Oakland Aviation Museum at Oakland International Airport in California. Q&A session and autograph signing will follow the symposium, which is scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m. Cost: $35 per person (non-members); $25 per person for members.

Museum exhibition features pilot eye view of cockpits

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“At the Controls: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Looks at Cockpits,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), offers visitors a unique perspective of cockpits from some of the world’s most impressive air and spacecraft. “At the Controls” is on display now at Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center and will remain on view throughout the summer.

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